Sunday, December 20, 2009

Is God Pro-Choice?

In my discussions with people who support abortion rights, there have been several times when I've been told that God is pro-choice, and supports abortion. How can a person possibly think that? The very thought of God looking favorably on abortion is 100% the opposite of what I've learned and believe as a Christian. All throughout my Christian upbringing I've been taught that God is the creator of all life, and loves his creation. I've been taught that God created each human being, and knew each of our names before we were even in our mother's wombs. Above all, I have been taught that the commandment "Thou shalt not kill" means that God forbids us to kill any human being, even an unborn human being. How could God possibly support the killing of the most innocent and helpless of his creations?

I watched a video this morning that gave me insight into how pro-choice people might think that God supports abortion. In the video, Reverend Rebecca Turner, a minister from an allegedly Christian religion, attempts to explain to women who are thinking of having an abortion that God supports them if they choose to go through with the abortion. At one point in the video, Rev. Turner says "Whatever you decide to do, I want you to know that God is with you. God is with you right now in the abortion clinic, and God's going to be right there by your side throughout the procedure. The bible says that nothing in all creation can separate us from the love of God." Rev. Turner is correct in that God is always by our side, no matter what we do, and will always love us. God is with us when we sin, and when we don't sin. He doesn't abandon us when we're sinning, and then return to our side once we stop sinning. That doesn't mean, however, that God always supports or condones what we are doing.

What Rev. Turner is basically saying in the video is that a person can commit whatever sin they want to commit, because God will love and support them no matter what. She is saying that you can commit any sin you want, even murdering an unborn child, because God will continue to love you in spite of it. This is a major distortion of the nature of God's relationship with humanity. If what Rev. Turner is saying is true, there would be no need for a hell. If people can commit any sin they want to commit, and remain in God's favor, who would be condemned to hell? The truth is that God gave us a free will. We can choose to follow his commandments, or we can choose to go against his commandments and commit sin. If the sin we commit is serious enough, and we do not repent, our salvation is in jeopardy. In other words, we might spend an eternity in hell after we die. It is also wrong to believe that a person can commit any sin they want to commit, as long as they apologize to God afterwards. God will not be mocked. God loves every human life, and wants everyone to be with him forever in heaven, but he gave us a free will so that we can freely choose to be with him. If we turn away from God of our own free will, it is possible that we might spend an eternity separated from the love of God. That is what hell is. 

I was tempted not to show the video because of how wrong its message is, but decided to show it because it is a classic example of how deceptive the pro-choice movement and abortion industry can be. The pro-choice movement deceives people into thinking that abortion is such a good, even healthy, thing to do. In the video, Rev. Turner uses a peaceful, sedate, and compassionate tone of voice when she speaks, which serves to fool women into thinking the abortion industry really cares about them. The reality is that the abortion industry makes billions of dollars a year off of women who are in a difficult situation. It is deceptive videos like this one that tricks thousands of women into aborting God's gift to them, their unborn child.

Here is the video:

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1 comment:

  1. It should also be noted that Rev. Rebecca Turner mentions the woman Jesus met at the well, who had had five husbands and was currently living with a man who wasn't her husband. Jesus did not condemn her but instead offered her the water of life - Himself - and told her he was the Messiah. (John 4: 1-30) And then Rev. Turner mentions the woman who was caught in adultery. The Jews were about to stone her and they paused before beginning the execution to ask Jesus his thoughts. He said, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." Well, they all walked away until the woman was left all alone with Jesus. He said to her, "Neither do I condemn you. Go now and leave your life of sin." (John 8:1-11)

    Rev. Turner focused on the love of Jesus and how he didn't condemn either of these women, but what Turner failed to include was these crucial words of Christ: "Go now and leave your life of sin." Not - "Go and sin and be blessed."

    Jesus loves all women. It is true - he did not come into the world to condemn the world but that the world through him might be saved (John 3:17). He offers Salvation but in order to receive Salvation, one must repent of their sin. And as Jesus said, "Go now and leave your life of sin."

    He loves the woman who has an abortion, but he does not love her sin. He wants her to repent and leave her life of sin.


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